'Law & Order' to air in Spanish for first time in US on NBC

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Dick Wolf, the franchise's creator
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NBC Universo says it will start airing Law & Order and Law & Order: Los Angeles in Spanish for the first time in the United States this week.

The New York-set, police procedural Law & Order will premiere Monday on the network with back-to-back episodes, beginning at 5 p.m. ET/PT. The program will air in that time slot weekdays from now on. Law & Order: Los Angeles will air weekly on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, starting this week.

"Law & Order is an iconic series that has already captivated audiences around the world with its 'ripped from the headlines' brand of drama," Bilai Joa Silar, senior vice president of programming and production for NBC Universo, said in a statement. "For NBC Universo, it is a privilege to be able to reintroduce this intelligent and riveting series to a whole new Spanish-dominant, U.S. audience."

The original Law & Order flagship series ran for 20 seasons from 1990 to 2010. Its Los Angeles-located spinoff aired in 2011, but was canceled after one season.

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